Nucor expanding again in NEA with coil paint line

by George Jared ([email protected]) 973 views 

The Nucor board of directors has approved an expansion project which will add a coil paint line at the company’s sheet mill in Mississippi County. The new coil paint line will have a capacity of 250,000 tons per year and is expected to start up in the first half of 2022. The company did not disclose how much the project will cost or how many jobs it could add.

“The new coil paint line will diversify our product and market mix by adding additional processing capability and will allow us to expand the value-added products we offer. We will be able to compete in new markets, such as roofing and siding, light fixtures and appliances, as well as strengthen our existing market position in HVAC, garage doors and service centers,” said Jay Henderson, Vice President & General Manager of Nucor Steel Arkansas. “This new line will also improve the quality and service we can provide to our pre-paint customers.”

Nucor Steel Arkansas opened in 1992 and produces approximately 2,600,000 tons of hot-rolled sheet steel for automotive, appliance, construction, pipe and tube and many other applications. This capital investment will allow the mill to build a high-quality continuous coil coating line that will have a thickness range of 0.010 to 0.065 inches and widths of 35 to 72 inches. Nucor Steel Arkansas recently completed construction of a new speciality cold mill complex and is currently building a new galvanizing line which will begin operating in 2021.

“This latest Nucor expansion in Mississippi County adds to their lines of quality products that are in demand across the country and the globe. Arkansas is proud to have Nucor recognized as a leading steel products producer, and we’re proud of how the Arkansas workforce contributes to that distinction,” said Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

Nucor and its affiliates are manufacturers of steel and steel products, with operating facilities in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Products produced include: carbon and alloy steel — in bars, beams, sheet and plate; hollow structural section tubing; electrical conduit; steel piling; steel joists and joist girders; steel deck; fabricated concrete reinforcing steel; cold finished steel; precision castings; steel fasteners; metal building systems; steel grating; and wire and wire mesh.

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